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BOOP, a SEN learning platform secures Government COVID-19 response funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
BOOP, an innovative software education platform for children with special education needs (SEN) secures a slice of £20m Government funding to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.   BOOP, which is owned by Limejar, aims to improve learning outcomes for children who have additional educational needs. It aims to encourage collaboration and teamwork among the key people invo...
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Tech Will Save Us, the EdTech startup smashes Seedrs crowdfunding target within 24 hours

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2020
Innovative startup Tech Will Save Us smashes crowdfunding target within first day... Within 24 hours of launching on Seedrs, the Edtech startup Tech Will Save Us, which provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, has reached its £200k crowdfunding target and is now continuing into overfunding. The venture-backed business, which has already helped 1.2m kids build and ...
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Startup of the Week - Tandem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2020
Tandem, the language learning app that makes the process a whole lot easier... With most of us likely to be spending more time at home in the coming weeks, we ought to be thinking of ways to use that time well. It may be easy to wile away the hours endlessly scrolling through social media but apart from being a waste of time, it’s also pretty detrimental to our mental health. It’d be ...
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Building a strong foundation for your startup journey via education

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2020
How uni can be of real benefit if you're planning to build a startup... Many successful startups are founded by people who have not followed the traditional educational route. Having a degree is not a requirement for becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, for some people, going through college and graduate school is still the best route.It provides them with a structured way to build the sk...
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Lineup 2020 announces key speakers, sponsors and themes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2020
The inaugural LINEUP tech event, happening in Derry, Northern Ireland has announced key speakers, sponsors and themes for its 5th March event.  Coming after the news that Allstate NI were partnering with event facilitators Startacus as strategic sponsors of Lineup 2020, it has been confirmed that the event's agenda will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, and the futu...
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Tech trends that will impact education and learning in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2019
Tech trends that will impact education and learning in 2020, by Attila AlGharawi, co-founder and CEO of English language learning platform Xeropan. Technology has managed to find its way into the education sphere slowly and steadily. I believe technology trends in 2020 will greatly impact how we educate and learn different skills and languages.  Some of the trends identified include:AI Prod...
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Wonde wants to help schools keep data secure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th December 2019
The EdTech solution to keeping school data secure! Wonde is a startup platform that allows schools to view and control their data as it is accessed by third-party apps... In today’s schools, technology plays an increasingly important role, being used by students and teachers alike, from administration to class planning and workflows to improving learning outcomes. The problem with t...
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Soapbox Labs - speech recognition technology for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2019
The speech technology company Soapbox Labs, who are specializing in children’s speech recognition. Learning to read is a hugely important part of developing as a child. Reading underpins everything, and those who are able to, must learn to read in order to reach their full potential as an adult, even if their dream is to be the world’s foremost beatboxer. A parent’s rol...
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London-based startup Perlego raises £7 million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2019
Funding success will see this startup's development and expansion plans move forward Great news from London-based startup, Perlego who have announced that they’ve closed their Series A fundraising round at a total of £7 million.The funding has been backed by Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore) as well as further financing from Perl...
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In 2020 let’s focus on releasing EdTech from its shackles

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2019
Ricky Doyle, skills-development evangelist and co-founder of Practice Lab suggests our focus for 2020 should be for teachers, education leaders, government and EdTech companies to consider what the long-term vision for our education system should be.  A couple of years ago I was asked how the classroom of the future might look. I had a vision of students having the ability to enter a virtual...
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